A05.8 - Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
|Short Description:||Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications|
|Long Description:||Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
A05.8 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bacillus licheniformis food poisoning
- Bacterial infection due to Bacillus
- Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli food poisoning
- Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract infection
- Escherichia coli food poisoning
- Fish poisoning
- Food poisoning caused by Listeria monocytogenes
- Food poisoning due to streptococcus
- Infection by Yersinia enterocolitica
- Infection due to Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli
- Poisoning by ingestion of fish contaminated by bacteria
- Toxic effect from eating fish
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli food poisoning
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract infection
- Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning
- Enterotoxemia-. disease caused by the liberation of exotoxins of clostridium perfringens in the intestines of sheep, goats, cattle, foals, and piglets. type b enterotoxemia in lambs is lamb dysentery; type c enterotoxemia in mature sheep produces "struck", and in calves, lambs and piglets it produces hemorrhagic enterotoxemia; type d enterotoxemia in sheep and goats is pulpy-kidney disease or overeating disease.
- Clostridium perfringens-. the most common etiologic agent of gas gangrene. it is differentiable into several distinct types based on the distribution of twelve different toxins.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Intoxication
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|A05.8||005.89 - Bact food poisoning NEC|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most types of don't make you sick. Many types are helpful. Some of them help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.
But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.
Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Each year, around 48 million people in the United States get sick from contaminated food. Common causes include bacteria and viruses. Less often, the cause may be a parasite or a harmful chemical, such as a high amount of pesticides. Symptoms of foodborne illness depend on the cause. They can be mild or serious. They usually include:
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
Most foodborne illnesses are acute. This means that they happen suddenly and last a short time.
It takes several steps to get food from the farm or fishery to your dining table. Contamination can happen during any of these steps. For example, it can happen to:
- Raw meat during slaughter
- Fruits and vegetables when they are growing or when they are processed
- Refrigerated foods when they are left on a loading dock in warm weather
But it can also happen in your kitchen if you leave food out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. Handling food safely can help prevent foodborne illnesses.
Most people with foodborne illness get better on their own. It is important to replace lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. If your health care provider can diagnose the specific cause, you may get medicines such as antibiotics to treat it. For more serious illness, you may need treatment at a hospital.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)